Several years ago, we had covered our cement patio with the wooden interlocking tiles. They looked nice at first but then the sun caused them to fade and we had to paint/stain them every year. This got old very quickly so we looked for another option. That is when we found the BlockTile Deck and Patio Flooring Interlocking Perforated Tiles. We originally purchased 11 boxes of the brown color and did the same area that we had covered with the wooden tiles. It looked so beautiful, we decided to purchase 9 more boxes and do the whole patio! We couldn't be happier with the results! It has a clean modern look and the best part is that other than sweeping it occasionally, no maintenance is required! The tiles have small holes so it isn't a smooth surface but I don't find it uncomfortable on bare feet. We have a patio cover so the tiles are somewhat protected by the sun and do not get hot. However, if not covered, the brown tiles could get a bit warm in the hot summer sun. I highly recommend these patio tiles to anyone who wants a quality tile and a modern clean look. They were very easy to install and are easily cut to fit. It took no time at all to install the tiles and transform our patio!